Managed - Kristen Callihan


By Kristen Callihan

  • Release Date: 2016-11-14
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 527 Ratings


It started off as a battle of wits. Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big...ego.
I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my flight to London.
That is until HE sat next to me. Gabriel Scott: handsome as sin, cold as ice. Nothing and no one gets to him. Ever. He’s a legend in his own right, the manager of the biggest rock band in the world, and an arrogant ass who looks down his nose at me.
I thought I’d give him hell for one, long flight. I didn’t expect to like him. I didn’t expect to want him. But the biggest surprise? He wants me too. Only in a way I didn’t see coming.
If I accept his proposal, I leave myself open to falling for the one man I can’t manage. But I’m tempted to say yes. Because the real man beneath those perfect suits and that cool façade just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And I just might be the only one who can melt the ice around his heart.
Let the battle begin…


  • Amazing read!!!!

    By Jordan ipad
    If you read idol than this is a must!!! I love having a new perspective of Scotty and having a new character in the gang. I could not put it down, I finished it all in one day. Scotty reminds me of Elijah from the originals and I overall loved the book! Won’t regret buying it
  • And, I thought the first book in the series was great!

    By SuzyAZ
    Book two of the VIP series. This author is new to me, and I can’t believe I didn’t find her sooner. I read through both Idol and Managed super quick and can’t wait to start on the third. So well-written with good storylines, well defined characters and witty dialogue.
  • Love Scottie

    By Nedj85
    I read this entire book in one sitting. Sizzling hot u fall in love with the characters and the buildup.
  • One of the best romances I have read

    By Jastes1012
    Loved this story. The writing was engaging, the characters memorable, sexy, and the time line of the romance progression was wonderful. I have read this story five times already and starting again. Just totally fell in love with Gabriel. Thank you for this.
  • This one is the best!

    By LB0126
    I have loved reading every one of Kristen's books but this one is the best. There are laugh out loud moments and moments where you really feel for Gabriel and Sophie. Super sexy and super fun read.
  • Love

    By Sreck04
    Loved Gabriel and Sophie. Really looking forward to reading more about the other members of Kill John!
  • Amazing!

    By Farrab
    Amazing read, couldn't put it down. It was witty and well written. You will fall in love with the characters!
  • Loved Gabriel!

    By Stephanie likes books
    I really enjoyed this book! I will be honest, after Idol I wasn't super excited for a book about Scottie (Gabriel)- I just didn't feel drawn to his character. But, oh my, was I wrong. He was terrific. I loved him and this book. As usual, Kristen Callihan brings strong writing, good humor and characters you love to like. 5 stars from me and I highly recommend.
  • Decent, until the end

    By yesthattoo
    Okay, maybe this should be 4 stars, but the ending was so bad it left me with a bad taste. Sophie is immature and ridiculous but yet the man is expected to make the grand gesture. Gabriel is too perfect and too easily changed. The conflict felt forced and not needed to make the story better. As always Kristen Callihan writes witty banter and makes for a fun read, this one just wasn't my favorite of hers.
  • Scottie is my fave!

    By Christine Shh Moms Reading
    I couldn’t wait to read Scottie’s story in Managed. So closed off, cold and indifferent – strictly business and the band his number one priority. I couldn’t wait to see the woman that would change his ways! I will be honest and admit that I did not love book 1 (Idol) so I was torn in the beginning whether or not to accept an ARC of Managed. Well I have to say that this book blew me out of the water because the way that it was written, the bantering (OMG EPIC!) – this is a “you will smile the entire time and laugh out loud”, “never forget these characters” kind of book. Kristen Callihan gives readers great characters, unforgettable dialogue, and palpable chemistry – all things that will make readers fall in love with this book! Sophie Darling is just the person to cure this man of his aloofness, to mend his heart, to open up his mind to allow love in. Sophie is the complete opposite of Scottie (or as she calls him Gabriel). She is sweet and sassy and she makes him smile (which is a hard feat when it comes to this man bec EVERYONE is scared of him!) Readers will see another side of Gabriel (aka Scottie) once he meets Sophie. This woman literally drove him absolutely bonkers but in the best way LOL. Gabriel acts like a tyrant when it comes to the band and business. He is super protective of Kill John because they are in essence his family. The thing is that he keeps them at arms distance because he is guarding his heart. Sophie and Gabriel are put in each other’s space for the tour and it will be a true test of wills and wants. Emotionally and physically, I couldn’t wait to watch this journey unfold. Readers looking for a fun read and a look inside a band’s tour, with lovable characters that you will want to know more about should pick up this book – I can’t wait to read more from this cast of characters!!!